Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury acquired when trauma causes damage to the brian. Symptoms of TBI can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of damage the brain suffers.

Behavior, executive functioning, communication, physical abilities and memory are some areas that may be impacted by a traumatic brain injury.

TBI is often confused for other disabilities, such as learning disability, attention deficit disorder, behavior disorder, or intellectual disability. However, a child with TBI may demand very different services than those needed for the disabilities listed here.

If you suspect your child has a Traumatic Brain Injury that is negatively impacting her/his education, Julie can help you to request testing and seek eligibility for special education services in the school system.

As a Special Education Advocate, Julie can also help you identify the services to request in your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 and write specific learning goals, tailored to address your student’s traumatic brain injury.